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Missile Defense Agency Taps Jon Hill to Take Leadership Post

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Vice Admiral Jon Hill, deputy director of the Missile Defense Agency, will succeed Air Force Lt. General Samuel Greaves as the head of the agency, Defense News reported Saturday. Hill became deputy director in 2016 after serving as a program executive officer for integrated warfare systems at the Navy.

Mark Wright, a spokesman for the agency, confirmed the news after the agency submitted Hill’s nomination to Congress at the end of March.

Hill is expected to enhance missile defense tracking and discrimination sensors and develop space-based sensor layer and intercept capability. Greaves is expected to retire from service on July 1.